Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
obama on his record over the last four years, taking on on the president over his failure to reduce the budget deficit, over job creation, over obamacare, over the regulation of wall street and dodd-frank. had some success in pulling the election back from a choice election as president obama wants to be about their visions going forward into a referendum on president obama's record in the first four years. mitt romney looked very comfortable and pleased to be on the stage. he knows that he only has a few weeks left to go to reverse president obama's lead. president obama on the other hand did not always look so pleased to be challenged the way romney was challenging him. he did not make any big mistakes and one of the questions coming out of this debate, as good as republicans feel and as middling as testimonies feel about this performance, did it really do enough to change the dynamic in the race.feel about this performance, did it really do enough to change the dynamic in the race. next week it's paul ryan and joe biden. and then two more presidential debates. we'll watch the pol
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
years under a romney presidency would look like, and the difference from four years of president obama's second term. >> why is this about detail, because there is a theory that this is just about selling the person, it's not about the policy strategies in these debates. >> well, i think it is about the policy debates here tonight. i think that yes, the american people may have a little bit of trouble of liking romney. it's because they don't really know what romney stands for. and they have had trouble, you know, knowing who he is in his past. i think that tonight he needs to win the trust of the american public by telling them what his policies the next four years are going to be. >> steve, you've touched on this before about some of the language there, not just in the speech, but some of the subliminal language that the audience could pick up on. how important is this, for instance, a politician not to look at their time piecing suggesting that they're bored with the conversation, those types of things in the past that have derailed campaigns. >> they can be absolutely critical if t
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
four years of what we've just seen is going to get us out of the woods. for that reason, i think it's time for a change. if i look at what obama is projecting, it will be higher taxes, higher debt, and it will bei be not much else other than more government spending. and that won't make the difference. so i think fiscal uncertainty has to be removed in order for the corporates to spend the huge amount of cash that they're holding. and at this point not investing. the fiscal -- i don't want to call it the fiscal cliff because that's not so important. the question is getting certainty into the situation for corporates to invest again. >> okay, good to have you on on. plenty more to come from you. but what do you think the jobs number will be? let us know. e-mail or tweet us. so just over an hour into the trading day here in europe. let's show you where we stand. just weighted to the up side. pretty flat day for european stocks. 6:4 advancers currently outpacing decliners. we are a quarter percent higher on the ibex, as well. let's show you where we stand. yields are still below 6%. 5.